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Quick and Easy Raspberry Frosted and Filled Cupcakes

 
raspberry filled cupcakes, Quick and Easy Raspberry Frosted and Filled Cupcakes,
 
Raspberry treats are a favorite at our house. This cupcake is a yummy easy way to curb a fruity sweet tooth.
Here is what you need:

 

raspberry filled cupcakes, Quick and Easy Raspberry Frosted and Filled Cupcakes,
 
French Vanilla cake mix
16 oz. Vanilla frosting
12 oz. Seedless Raspberry Jam

 

raspberry filled cupcakes, Quick and Easy Raspberry Frosted and Filled Cupcakes,
A cake decorating bag with tip
 
Make the cake mix according to box directions or use your own recipe. The boxed mix makes 24 cupcakes.

 

raspberry filled cupcakes, Quick and Easy Raspberry Frosted and Filled Cupcakes,
I used a measuring cup and still had trouble making them all the same size!
Set aside 1/4 cup of the seedless raspberry jam. Warm the rest in the microwave, and stir to make soft.

 

raspberry filled cupcakes, Quick and Easy Raspberry Frosted and Filled Cupcakes,
Poke a hole in the center of each cupcake being careful not to go all the way through. I used the stem of a spoon.

 

raspberry filled cupcakes, Quick and Easy Raspberry Frosted and Filled Cupcakes,
Put the softened jam in your cake decorating bag with a tip, insert into the cupcake, and squeeze out about a  teaspoonful of jam into each cupcake.

 

raspberry filled cupcakes, Quick and Easy Raspberry Frosted and Filled Cupcakes,
Scrape off any excess on top.
Mix the leftover 1/4 cup of jam with the 16 oz of frosting.

 

raspberry filled cupcakes, Quick and Easy Raspberry Frosted and Filled Cupcakes,
I used my Kitchen Aid to mix the two, and the frosting mixture got a little soft, so I put it in the refrigerator for a little while to firm up a bit.  Then I frosted my cupcakes. The frosting consistency was slightly softer than regular butter cream frosting, but it was delicious!

 

raspberry filled cupcakes, Quick and Easy Raspberry Frosted and Filled Cupcakes,
I frosted some with the decorating bag…

 

raspberry filled cupcakes, Quick and Easy Raspberry Frosted and Filled Cupcakes,
and some with a spatula.  I had some pretty liners for my picture, but forgot about them till the cupcakes were all eaten!

 

raspberry filled cupcakes, Quick and Easy Raspberry Frosted and Filled Cupcakes,

These cupcakes are a nice fruity summertime treat!

Printable Recipe

Hope you enjoy. 🙂